Suitability and Contribution of Agile Methods in Mobile Software Development

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Asra Khalid 1,* Sobia Zahra 1 Muhammad Fahad Khan 1

1. Department of Software Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.


Received: 26 Nov. 2013 / Revised: 15 Dec. 2013 / Accepted: 6 Jan. 2014 / Published: 8 Feb. 2014

Index Terms

Agile Methodology, Mobile app Development, Mobile-D, RaPiD7, MASAM, SleSS


Boom of mobile app market is phenomenal and so are the challenges for developing these mobile applications. With changing mobile market technology and trends, various technical constraints for building these mobile apps also cropped up with time. Tradition development approaches are unable to tackle these challenges and technical limitations of mobile market. Analyzing this situation researchers have proposed numerous agile practices to develop people oriented mobile app which embrace their changing needs. This paper provides a brief overview of some effective and commonly used agile approaches that adds value to mobile software business. Suitability of these approaches to fit mobile needs is also discussed in this paper. It is suggested that agile innovations offer a solution for mobile applications and examine developer who are in quest of building high quality products.

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Asra Khalid, Sobia Zahra, Muhammad Fahad Khan, "Suitability and Contribution of Agile Methods in Mobile Software Development", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.6, no.2, pp.56-62, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2014.02.08


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